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Creative Business Bootcamp

FREE business and career skills training program for artists and creatives in Windsor-Essex.

Generously supported by Libro Credit Union, this program is open to all artists, makers and creatives in the Windsor-Essex region.

Facilitator: Luke Maddaford

Registration deadline: November 8th, 2023



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This program aims to build professional capacity in the Arts and creative industries.  Supporting participants with the professional skills they need to build their creative careers.

The program is delivered through four day-long sessions and two optional drop-in sessions. Participants will receive a FREE AWE membership, and certificate of completion.

All programming will take place at Art Windsor-Essex.

Registration closes November 8th, spaces are limited. 

Session Schedule: 

1st Session
November 12
Foundational Business Skills
11am – 4pm

Mentorship Drop-in #1 (optional)
November 21st


2nd Session
November 26th 
11am – 4pm
Project Management

3rd Session
December 3rd
11am – 4pm
Marketing / Data Collection and Analysis

Mentorship Drop-in #2 (optional)
December 6th   

4th Session
December 10th
11am – 4pm
Finances and Project/Business Plan review


Facilitator Bio:

Luke Maddaford is an artist, curator, and writer interested in exploring identity, placemaking, and Queer histories and futures. Much of his current practice investigates and participates in queer space and culture outside of major metropolitan cities and increasingly explores community building and the potential for cross-regional queer networks. He has been involved in projects, exhibitions, residencies, and publications in Canada and the US. Luke holds a Diploma in Visual Art and Design from Keyano College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art from the University of Windsor. He currently lives in Windsor, ON, where he founded LEFT Contemporary, a grassroots studio and exhibition space, and co-edits Off Centre, an online publication.


Questions? Please contact Nadja Pelkey at


Generous support for this program has been provided by Libro Credit Union.


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